Teaching materials

For children

Tilgu’s book of tips

  • Collection of simple riddles about water for kindergartens and primary schools.

Tilgu’s Brainteasers

  • Colouring book: Jänku Juss on adeventures at Ülemiste water treatment plant

Jänku Juss colouring book

For teachers

We have prepared two sets of teaching materials on water and environment-related topics for teachers. These materials support the new national curricula and are intended for use primarly in natural science classes. We hope that every teacher will find something useful and interesting from here that helps to bring nature closer to their students!

Blue Classroom: In the support of teaching process

The teaching material is intended for use in the 4th-6th grade natural science classes.

The materials have been prepared, considering the topics that cross the whole curricula (environment, sustainable development, information environment, etc.), as well as those specific to just one discipline.

The teachning material contains 15 water-related topics for a specific discipline. Separate topics include, for instance, states and characteristics of water, the water cycle, life in water, and water pollution, treatment, consumption and protection. At places, various disciplines have been intentionally integrated.

Download the teaching materials here:

Teaching material in Estonian

Teaching material in Russian

Extra exercises for use in class:
Download extra exercises

Blue Classroom: Laboratory

Blue Classroom: LABORATORY is particularly suitable for use in the secondary school 7th-9th grade natural science classes.

Four main topics in the teaching material are:

  • science at home: treating the water;
  • movement of water and Pascal’s law;
  • plant production experiment;
  • wastewater’s impact on the Baltic Sea.

The teaching material can be closely integrated with geografy, natural science, biology, chemistry and physics classes, but may also be used successfully in social studies and language classes.

“Blue Classroom: Laboratory” reflects a flipped classroom approach: first examine the materials, then synthesize and test. This is to stress the importance of practical activities and hands-on approach, which allows young people to expand their horizons. The state curricula for secondary schools is also in support of shaping various partial skills and knowledge, helping to understand the complex topics related to wastewater and the Baltic Sea.

    • “Where are you going, Tilgu?” Tallinna Vesi’s most recent cartoon explains the principles of water circulation and speaks about the role of water and wastewater treatment plants to children.

    • “Jänku Juss at Ülemiste water treatment plant”. Juss and Jass want to find out how clean water gets into our taps. Turns out it’s not that easy!

    How to save tap water? Why should we save tap water? And what are the ways to save water at home? Answers to all these questions and tips on saving water from here:

  • Water footprint of a product. What is the water footprint?